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SCRIPTURE ILLUSTRATIONS.-No.…

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PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT.

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THE GRAND JUNCTION RAILWAY.—This great work, which was opened on the 4th inst., is pro- gressing most satisfactorily. The London letters, which are despatched at eight o'clock in the evening, arrive in Liverpool and Manchester at half-past eleven the following morning, the re- turn mail at half-past two in the afternoon, ar- riving in London at hal f-past six the following morn- ing. Thus, by the construction of this railway, one day is virtually saved in the transmission of intelligence to and from Lancashire and London. We hear also of persons travelling from Birming- ham at seven in the morning arriving at Liverpool or Manchester at half-past eleven, remaining seven hours, and returning to Birmingam the same evening. The 200 miles are travelled, and seven hours given to business or pleasure, in one day The receipts for passengers alone (for the com- pany has not yet begun to carry goods) during the first week exceeded E5,000, since which time they have gradually increased.—Morning Post. AN IRISHMAN'S APPEAL FOR NIEItCY.-The Irish recruits were, at first, the most unruly; Col. Hodges was their countryman, and the appeals occasionally made to his patriotism were most amusing. On one occasion a man was seized for drunkenness and insolence :—"A drumheaded Court Martial was instantly ordered, and the offender, much to his astonishment, ordered to receive one hundred lashes. A sort of innocent cat had been riggedollt, and he was tied to the capstan, and his shirt taken off. His address to Hodges amused me much, 'Sure, your honour, you won't touch a colialryitian ?-at laste you did not say so in Lon- don;' then at the first lash, 'Only think, I am your own townsman;' third lash, 'Only think of flogging one of your father's gentaelest tinantry!' still going on, 'Did Sir R. Peel think he would ever see my bare back, although he tried to put me injail-biit, for God sake, stop, dear landlord! What will Lord Goderich say to this he will never allow me to brush his coat.' Still no effect. He then turned round to one of the men, Now, Pat Griflin, you, the Colonel, and I, are all countrymen, use your own smooth tongue.' This had the effect on Hodges; the man was not hurt, and the power of punishment had been thus shown, which was absolutely neces- sary, as this morning a large reinforcement of Liberty boys had just arrived from Rye on board the Linnet,CQlmvl Shaws Memoirs*

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